Federal and State Sources of Aid
To determine eligibility for Complete the 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using your 2020 federal tax return. Muhlenberg College’s school code is 003304. This will serve as the needs analysis and will determine eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, PHEAA PA State Grant, and Federal Student Loans. Additional help with FAFSA questions can be found here.
Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant and Pennsylvania State Grant is estimated according to information provided on your FAFSA. Grants are based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Grants are subject to revision during the year, based upon enrollment changes and academic progress.
Federal Direct Loans are available to students who have completed the FAFSA and are enrolled at least half-time. Interest rates for the student loan program for 2022-2023 will be 4,99%. The Subsidized Loan is need-based; the interest is paid by the government while the student in enrolled at least half-time. The Unsubsidized Loan is not need-based; interest begins accruing after disbursement, but can be paid while in school. Interest and principal payments on Direct Loans may be deferred while the student is enrolled at least half-time.
The following annual loan amounts are available to independent undergraduate students:
The aggregate loan limit for undergraduate students is $57,500; no more than $23,000 of this amount may be in Subsidized Loan.
Outside Scholarships can be found here.
Scholarship Search Online
Any outside scholarships, employer benefits, or other sources of financial aid should be reported to the Office of Financial Aid.
Summer Semester Financial Aid
Financial Aid is available for the summer semester for eligible students who are enrolled at least half-time and have completed the 2022-2023 FAFSA. Financial aid disbursements typically occur after July 1st.
Students can apply directly for the 2022 Summer PA State Grant provided enrollment is at least half-time and for a minimum of five (5) consecutive weeks. Visit pheaa.org/summergrant to apply online.